New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

08/17/2021

WELLINGTON — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has helped…

No tsunami threat in PH after powerful earthquake off NZ

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/05/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the earthquake that struck the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported Friday, March 5, 2021.…

Not for women

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 01/18/2021

Last week, President Duterte regaled us with yet more of his thoughts on women. His proclamation that the presidency was not suited for women because of the latter’s “emotional set-up” was the latest in a string of…

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

Agence Presse France 11/26/2020

WELLINGTON — About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km (497 miles) off New Zealand’s east coast, officials said on Wednesday. New Zealand’s Department…

UN: Philippines gets P182 million int’l aid for typhoon victims

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations (UN) has announced P182 million worth of aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines. The European Union, Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand were among those that extended assistance…

Gallup: PH 12th safest country

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 11/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An international survey said that the Philippines was one of the safest countries in the world as its citizens feel secure and have confidence in the police. Local rights groups, however, found the results…

Fans savor return of stadium sport in virus-free New Zealand

Associated Press 06/14/2020

DUNEDIN, New Zealand — They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it’s easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music…

New Zealand goes on lockdown for ‘fighting chance’ against virus

03/23/2020

WELLINGTON — New Zealand will impose a four-week lockdown in a bid to smother coronavirus infection rates and avoid the mass fatalities seen elsewhere in the world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. Ardern said the South…

New Zealand government opens application for post-graduate scholarships

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY—Young Cebuanos have the opportunity to pursue post-graduate studies in New Zealand universities for free. Ambassador-designate Peter Kell, in an interview, explained that the New Zealand Embassy in Manila has started accepting applications for 24 scholarship…

New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victims

Associated Press 12/14/2019

  WHAKATANE, New Zealand  — Police divers returned to the waters around New Zealand’s volcanic White Island at dawn Saturday to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption that left at least 16 dead and…

Cebu International Education Fair slated on October 26

PR 10/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – IDP Education Philippines brings to Cebu more options for international study on October 26, 2019 at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu along Governor M. Cuenco Avenue in Cebu City. The IDP International…

Mexico’s Mendez, Australia’s Reed lead strong pro field in Sunday’s IronMan race

Mars G. Alison 08/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Defending champion Mauricio Mendez of Mexico and closest rival Tim Reed of Australia are expected to go neck-and-neck when the much awaited Regent Aguila IronMan 70.3 Philippines Cebu kicks off early Sunday, August…

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